by: Jellytots - 12-05-12 11:05
I work in the 2-3 room so finding time to do paper work is hard enough as it is, but I am also behaviour co-ordinator and in charge of 2year funding and have to asses all the children who are funded, as well as daily paper work, observations, parental information sheets,risk assessments, planning etc etc! I refuse to take my paperwork home with me and also it we're not allowed for confidentiallity reasons, is anyone else in this same situation and how do u manage to get all paperwork done? We also do not get time to do our paperwork!
RE: Paper work - 12-05-12 12:43
We have been talking about this on the other thread and it seems to be a problem all round whether the setting is open til 6 or closes early at 330.
You should be given proper time out to do all that.
Here are a few suggestions:
1. do a 'swap' with the Manager or deputy if they are supernumery once a week for a half day.
2, Plan some group activities which releases you eg every Fri morn a big music session, but you would have to be prepared maybe do the 2yr old funding stuff then.
3. I take it, its a private nursery do you have days when the numbers drop because children dont come in? which releases a member of staff.
4. With it being a 2-3 room you will have mixed ratios have you noticed a day for example when you have a lot of 3 year olds and not many 2's which will affect the ratio, which could release a member of staff?
Its difficult I know but these are the sort of things we are doing at the moment, as well as at least 3 half days a week we plan for someone to be spare.
RE: Paper work - 12-05-12 16:30
Try reducing your planning and other paperwork by looking at www.earlyyearsplanning.co.uk
RE: Paper work - 12-05-12 19:25
thanks for your replies, yes its a private nursery but the deputy manager is always in numbers, she never has supernumerate time unless the manager is off, our 2-3 room only has 2 year olds, at 3 they move up to the 3-5 room, we have on average 12 2 year olds per day with 3 staff, if any more come in the intergration process kicks in and the kids get shuffled around ( not beneficial for the children i know!) if numbers drop the manager enforces cleaning so the children will go out to play and the spare staff member will clean the rooms! we have had numerous amounts off staff meetings about planning but the manager has said she did it when she was in the 2-3 room so we should be able to! also with the stresses of the room, most of our children are potty training so we are doing toilet runs every 20 mins! my manager says she cannot afford to pay for "spare" staff, we have all said they wouldnt be classed as spare due to work getting done quicker and effectivly but she does not listen! i will look at the planning, thanks for the link x
RE: Paper work - 27-06-12 13:02
by: ChildCare Clerical
RE: Paper work - 27-06-12 21:45
What would happen if you didn't do all the paperwork? Would anyone notice? If so you can answer "well I do what I have time to do." Look at all your paperwork and see if any of it can be streamlined or done less frequently. It may be only by NOT doing it that anyone takes your complaints seriously. Good luck.
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